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Rowling Promises Answers in 'Fantastic Beasts 3'

Jadzia Samuel Tuesday 11 December 2018

Warning: Spoilers!

J.K. Rowling is well known for her habit of throwing major curveballs into her stories, with surprising plot twists which leave the audience with their minds blown, questioning everything they thought they knew. 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' is plagued with this kind of twists. This film creates more mysteries than it solves, and ever since its release in cinemas last month, fans have been asking the author for answers.

At last Rowling has taken to her Twitter account to give her fans the answer they have been hoping for... sort of. Responding to a fan, who asked the author about the next installment in the 'Fantastic Beasts' saga, she declared, in her customary cryptic manner: "Answers are given".

As per usual, Rowling gives no hint of what can be expected from the next film in the 'Harry Potter' spin-off saga, which as of yet remains with neither title nor release date. All we know is that it will be the third out of five films about the wizard zoologist, Newt Scamander, and, apparently now, that it will clear up some of the mysteries from the previous two films. The question is: which ones?

The Mysteries from 'The Crimes of Grindelwald'

Twenty years after the publication of the the first 'Harry Potter' novel, it may seem that nothing could surprise the fans. However, J.K. Rowling has spent years offering new pieces of trivia about various characters via Pottermore and her own Twitter account.

JK Rowling

Among these new declarations, Rowling has revealed that Albus Dumbledore was in fact gay, and that Nagini, Lord Voldemort's loyal serpent, was all along an Asian woman inflicted with a terrible curse. While this new information does not completely unbalance the magical universe which is so well known by fans of the series, neither has it ever been explicitly apparent or even implied in the books and films.

In the final scenes of 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' contain a revelation of this type; it was revealed that Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller) is truly one of the Dumbledore siblings, Aurelius Dumbledore, a character who has never before been mentioned. What intricate explanation can Rowling offer us this time? Fans are coming up with their own wild theories to explain away this phenomenon: some think that it could be a case of a long lost brother, while others seem to think that Aurelius could even be Albus Dumbledore's son.

In addition to this, fans are still left with question such as, what will happen to Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol) now that she has joined Grindelwald? How will Dumbledore break the blood pact that he made with Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), which prevents him from fighting against the dark wizard? How does Nagini (Claudia Kim) end up as the mindless monster and pet of Lord Voldemort?

We can only hope that the next film in the saga relieves us of some of these burning questions.

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